SKILL BENCHMARK

CISSP: Communication and Network Security Proficiency

  • 30m
  • 15 questions
The CISSP: Communication and Network Security Proficiency benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to communication and network security. You will be evaluated on security governance, communication and network security, and network hardening. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have an understanding of communication and network security terminology and concepts.

Topics covered

  • compare detective and preventative measures, such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, sandboxing, honeypots, and anti-malware, among others
  • compare security mechanisms for wireless networks, such as Wi-Fi, LiFi, Zigbee, and satellite
  • define issues that pertain to cybercrime, data breaches, IP, import/export, and transborder data flow
  • describe how to implement WPA and WPA2 in a scenario
  • describe security for 4G and 5G cellular networks
  • describe the deployment of secure, converged, and multilayer protocols
  • explain various mechanisms for securing endpoints using Network Admission Control (NAC), EDR, and next-generation endpoint protection
  • implement secure communication channels for voice, multimedia collab, remote access, data communications, virtualized networks, and third-party connectivity
  • list the requirements for investigation types such as administrative, criminal, civil, regulatory, and industry standards
  • outline micro-segmentation security for SDN, VXLAN, and SD-WAN
  • outline the importance of disabling unused ports, such as IP ports and device ports
  • outline the purpose and characteristics of common authentication and authorization features, such as EAP, PEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, shared or open, preshared key, captive portals, and MAC filtering
  • recognize content delivery and distribution networking (CDN)
  • recognize how explicit and implicit firewall rules can help harden a network
  • recognize how to choose strong passwords and change credentials